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Art In The Park

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Obscured by the dangling branches of a weeping willow tree the local artists sits on the sloping banks of one of Nakajima Park’s beautiful ponds.  The large brimmed hat she is wearing fends off the midday sun and allows her eyes to remain shaded whilst she captures the summer scene before here.

Not far from the bridge we are standing on a gentleman is sitting on a park bench under the shade of a huge deciduous tree playing a pan flute.  The beautiful sound that he produces reaches to the far corners of the park.  He offers up his talents for no gain other than the enjoyment he gets from making the atmosphere here even more serene.

Young lovers in brightly coloured rowing boats court and laugh as their wooden vessels move across the shallow waters of the lake. The girls relax under wide brimmed hats while they allow their suitors to negotiate the overhanging willows that line the banks of the lake.

In a rose garden not far from the lake a young female model is rolling around on the lush clover filled lawn posing and smiling for three amature photographers.  She is obviously enjoying the beautiful warm sun and the view of the rose beds that surround her.

We follow the gently flowing waters of the stream that boarders the park and make our way to the Horohirabashi subway station for the next leg of our adventure.

Nakajima Park is not a large park however it offers visitors many visual and aural gems.  Make sure you put it on your list of places to visit when you are in Sapporo.

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